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Platte Ranch Riding Stables

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Address: Hwy 9, Fairplay, CO 80432
Phone Number: +1 719-836-1670

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Amazing experience! The wranglers are so interesting, informative, and fun to spend time with. The horse selected for each rider is personalize to suit individual riding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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Denver, CO
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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Amazing experience! The wranglers are so interesting, informative, and fun to spend time with. The horse selected for each rider is personalize to suit individual riding abilities. This is not your typical trail ride, nose to tail, up and back. These horses want to be ridden, respond very well to rein commands, some can't wait to spread their wings. The... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

They do not have a website, so don't waste your time looking! They are old school, and totally awesome. I had called a week prior to set up a 4 hour ride for my husband and myself, told them we were not expert riders in the least, and kept our fingers crossed. Our expectations were more than met, and had... More 

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houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Perfect weather, great guides, who could ask for more. We chose this place based on previous reviews and we can confirm that they are accurate. Everyone was friendly and informative. Plus, I got a few pointers on riding which is always a plus. Although my wife and I are fairly competent riders, there were some in our group who were... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Had a 13 person group and the staff was so friendly and accommodating! We had all different levels of experience and they had a horse that fit each persons level. The views were amazing, and the open space was incomparable to any other place we've ever ridden. Got to trot and canter if we wanted, some did, some didn't, and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This was the best ride I have had on a vacation. The guides were fantastic. They actually let us cantor and they do not ride nose to tail. It was a very scenic ride along the middle fork of the river. To get there from FairPlay, highway 285 to highway 9 and it is 6 miles on the right on... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This was the best horseback riding experience bar none. Unlike all the guided, prescribed, slow trail rides, this was raw and free. Guides were the real deal. Wish I could give it 6 stars!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We took our two boys here for horseback riding while staying in Breckenridge, and we had a wonderful time. Their horses are well-trained, happy, and healthy. Our guides were knowledgable, friendly, and experienced. The trail is beautiful, and we covered a lot of ground - crossed streams, went through the trees, and meandered up a hill to view the mountains... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was our 2nd trip to Platte Ranch. We spent almost 3 hours on the "trail." Unlike other rides, this is not a mere nose-to-tail activity. Riders are free to turn around, ride side-by-side, and guide their horses as they see fit. Between the ranch and some BLM land, there are 15,000+ acres. After matching riders to horses, you'll ascend/decend... More 

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Spiro, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is a beautifuil place. We were just driving by and my husband wanted to stop and ask questions about hay. The owner was outside and was so gracious to us.. She showed us around the ranch and answered all the questions James ask. We were there long enough to see the Elk come down from the mountains. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic 2 hour ride. Guides were knowledgable and playful. My two 7 year olds built there confidence with friendly guides. I liked that we weren't just marching in a line and were able to trot and run if we felt comfortable.

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